The queen of body positive and female empowerment anthems met her match. Fresh off her newly-wedded bliss due to her recent marriage to actor Daryl Salabara, Meghan Trainor has returned with a six track EP about finding love that changes your entire outlook on life.
Released prior to Valentine’s Day 2019 on February 8 by Epic Records, The Love Train peaked at #34 on the Billboard Hot 200, and #10 on the Billboard Digital Albums chart.
Song by Song Review
All The Ways: With musicality inspired by the works of ABBA comes a pop song written by a conversation between Trainor and her now husband, Sabara:
“One day I asked Daryl “do you love me?” And he said “so much” then I said “tell me all the ways” and he said “all the ways.” I laughed so hard and wrote this song the next day”
a romantic pop song where the singer asks their partner to explain all the ways in which they love them. It received additional national exposure for it’s use in a Target store ad.
Marry Me: a ukelele-driven song about making things official with your significant other. She reportedly wrote the song in a hotel room with Sabara, and for Sabara. The music video for this song is a wedding video of Trainor and Sabara.
I’m Down: A dance-floor anthem with a big chorus, it’s a catchy pop song about only having eyes for that one person. Your heart wants no one else.
After You: A piano ballad pleading for her lover to stay by her side. It almost has the same musical feel as Lady Gaga’s final ballad in “A Star is Born,” I’ll Never Love Again. Lyrically, it showcases how love follows us from one life into the next. It never dies.
Foolish: Co-written with LunchMoney Lewis comes my favorite track on the six track EP. It contains frantic beats and lyrics that upgrade Elvis Presley’s classic hit “Can’t Help Falling in Love.”
Good Mornin’: An atmospheric track featuring Gary Trainor (Meghan’s father) playing the organ.
The Love Train is a short but sweet romantic ride on the rails of everlasting and true love, and it’s everything pop music was missing right now.
Personally, I wish Meghan and Daryl nothing but happiness in their newly found nuptials and a love that lives beyond the space of years, age, and time.